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Additional details on Apple iPhone 15's USB-C port revealed in support document

By Cookie Monster - on 18 Sep 2023, 4:50pm

Additional details on Apple iPhone 15's USB-C port revealed in support document

The Apple iPhone 15 lineup switches from Lightning to USB-C.

Following the launch of the iPhone 15 lineup, Apple published a support document detailing the capabilities of the USB-C port.

In terms of charging, you can use any 20W USB-C power adapter or higher-wattage USB-C power adapter to fast charge the iPhone 15. The iPhone 15 can also be charged by connecting it to the USB-C port of the iPad, Mac and other computers.

As previously reported, the USB-C port can be used to charge the AirPods or Apple Watch. What's new is that the USB-C port can also charge any "small device that supports USB Power Delivery at up to 4.5W". 

When it comes to data transfer speeds, Apple confirmed the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max support USB 3.2 Gen 2 speeds of up to 10Gbit per second when using a USB 3 cable.

The USB-C port can also be used to connect to external displays. The iPhone 15 uses DisplayPort to support connections to USB-C displays at up to 4K and 60Hz. High-dynamic range USB-C displays are supported as well; you can toggle between SDR and HDR modes. 

For high-resolution displays, you need a USB-C cable that supports USB 3.1 or higher. For HDMI displays and TVs, you need a USB-C to HDMI adapter that support HDMI 2.0 to output 4K videos and 60Hz.

If you are using the iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max, the USB-C supports recording ProRes video directly to an external storage device at up to 4K at 60fps.

Still sitting on the fence on which iPhone 15 model to buy? Fret not. We have the iPhone 15 series buying guide for you to make a well-informed decision! 

Source: Apple

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